gunshot

Part of speech: adjective

Made by the shot of a gun.

Part of speech: noun

The range or reach of a gun.

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Usage examples "gunshot":

  1. First there was the Philadelphia with her forty guns double- shotted and ready to fire; half a gunshot away was the Bashaw's castle, the mole and crown batteries, while within range were ten other batteries, mounting, all told, a hundred and fifteen guns. - "American Men of Action", Burton E. Stevenson.
  2. The steep Downs rose behind, barely a gunshot distant; from Andrew's window there was an open view of the vale. - "Greene Ferne Farm", Richard Jefferies.
  3. You may not already be aware of the fact that I, whom you insinuate you wrested from beggary, am the only child of the late Colonel Iddesleigh, who fell a victim to a gunshot wound inflicted by the hand of his wife, who had fallen into the pit of intemperance. - "Irene Iddesleigh", Amanda McKittrick Ros.